By hosting a United Way fundraising campaign, your organization is joining nearly 600 other businesses and 40,000 donors across the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro to make our community stronger.
United Way of the Midlands is here to help you plan and execute the type of fundraising campaign that makes the most sense for your organization. We’re excited to work with you, so let’s get started!
Thank you to our Campaign Chairs, Rob and Stacie Reed! We are so grateful to Rob & Stacie for stepping up and supporting our 2023-2024 campaign. Rob is president and chief executive officer of Physicians Mutual and involved with many local organizations in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro, having served as a volunteer on boards such as the Greater Omaha Chamber, Duchesne Academy, American Red Cross – Heartland Chapter, Completely Kids, Heartland Family Service. Along with Rob, Stacie is an active community volunteer in organizations including Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Performing Arts, Christ Child Society, Creighton University, and is currently a member of the CHI Foundation board.
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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about running a UWM Workplace Campaign is now in one place! The Campaign Manager Handbook is designed to assist you in planning, implementing and evaluating your campaign from beginning to end.
Get Started Guide
Finding the right tool to pull off a virtual campaign or fundraising activity can be tough, but we’ve compiled some resources to get you started! Please message your Donor Engagement representative directly if you have questions about utilizing one of these tools for your campaign. You can find our team members and their contact information here.
Set up an online fundraiser, including text-to-give, with the help of our Donor Engagement and Operations teams! Contact your Donor Engagement representative to express your interest. Local companies large and small have leveraged these tools as an additional payment method for fundraising – allowing them to handle less cash, easily track dollars raised and offer a simple and convenient way for employees to give in the moment during campaign events.
These videos feature local corporate partners who share how you can run a successful campaign this year. Campaign Managers just like you share ways to make your United Way campaign a success.
Get inspired by videos from real United Way campaign activities.
Fundraise for a good cause, support local business AND save yourself time and effort! We are so excited to work with amazing local business partners that can help make your fundraising campaign seamless and special. Explore below and find the right fit for you and your team today!
Purchase a Rocket Carwash for $10 ($23.99 value) and Rocket Carwash will donate $6 back to United Way of the Midlands.
It’s easy to enjoy the great taste of Biaggi’s at home or on the go.Choose from 14 different pasta dishes and take a night off from cooking – it’s good for your community!
Biaggi’s will donate 20% of your purchase to United Way.
Paint your way to a stronger community!
Have fun, bond with coworkers and give back with our new Corky Canvas partnership. Corky Canvas will donate 28% of the ticket price back to United Way of the Midlands.
Purchase a Midlands Strong t-shirt today and help those in need!
Employees will record their company during checkout so your campaign will receive credit.
Our Kendra Gives Back program is to help fundraising efforts by offering 20% of all proceeds from designated shopping events this year at Kendra Scott Village Pointe.
Enjoy award-winning, mouthwatering, finger-lickin’ good southern barbeque!
10% of catering proceeds will be donated to United Way of the Midlands.
Use your customized company code when checking out and save 10% on your entire purchase and The Cordial Cherry will donate an additional 10% to the United Way!
Is your auction a staple of your campaign, but you’re not sure how to pull it off this year? Learn more about a special partnership with OneCause and United Way and other digital platforms you can use to set your auction apart, even while on a budget.
Access pledge forms for printing or encourage your employees to save paper by filling them out digitally.
View and download our investment brochure, posters, pledge forms and more!
Hear from our agency partners and stories of need and success in our community.
Multiple emails you can customize to meet your organization’s needs.
Several community success stories for you to share with your team.
Here you can explore assets for you to use in emails, digital displays, on social media and more!
The caring spirit of your team shines through volunteerism and creates a space to strengthen your culture, serve the causes you are passionate about, and share lasting memories together.
Good on the Go is an opportunity for your team to address the demand for essential items our agency partners need to conduct their vital programing and support our neighbors’ needs. Your team selects from a variety of kits ranging from snack pack kits, to literacy kits, to hygiene kits, and many more. We work with you to identify an agency recipient. We create a budget for the project and order the materials for the kits, then we come to your office to have your team assemble the kits together. We can even invite the agency recipient to join us to share more about the impact of the kits to help families access the essentials they need to thrive.
National Volunteer Week occurs each April as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. Volunteer opportunities are posted throughout the metro to come together in the spirit of service to make an impact.
Shine Bright occurs annually before the start of each new school year to provide students with the hygiene essentials they need to feel good and build the confidence necessary to thrive in the classroom. During this event, volunteers help assemble over 5,000 hygiene kits that are distributed by social workers, school counselors and school nurses to local Kindergarten, sixth and ninth-grade students. The hygiene kits serve students in Omaha Public Schools, Council Bluffs Community Schools, Papillion-La Vista Schools, and Jobs for America’s Graduates classrooms across the state of Nebraska.
Day of Caring is the day of service where volunteers from across the community spend their day helping local nonprofits fulfill a variety of needs – from yardwork to painting and everything in between. Local nonprofit organizations across Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties host individual volunteers and employee teams to tackle projects and make a difference.
Holiday Helpers takes place each year from November through the end of the year to support agency programs during a very challenging time of year for many in our community. From toy and diaper drives, to volunteer projects, and so much more, Holiday Helpers showcases the reason for the season.
This in-person or virtual opportunity helps boost employee engagement, foster teamwork and build morale as employees work together to assemble materials for local agencies, such as a hygiene kit for someone experiencing homelessness. Align your company’s philanthropic values with volunteerism and give your employees the opportunity to give back in a tangible way, even while social distancing. Contact United Way of the Midlands’ volunteer team for more information and pricing by calling 402-522-7949 or emailing email@example.com.
Omaha-Council Bluffs area companies, small and large, come to UWM for help with creating and coordinating meaningful, customized volunteer projects for their employees. Contact United Way of the Midlands’ volunteer team today to experience first-hand the impact your contributions are making by calling 402-522-7949 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Day of Caring is an annual, community-wide volunteerism day where hundreds of volunteers roll up their sleeves to make an impact – and we are SO excited to be back at it this year! Contact United Way of the Midlands’ volunteer team for more information about signing up your team to participate by calling 402-522-7949 or emailing email@example.com.
YOU can help thousands of local Kindergarten, sixth- and ninth- grade students who are lacking essential hygiene items regain their confidence and shine bright – achieving more in school and beyond. Shine Bright is a fundraiser in partnership with Omaha Public Schools and Council Bluffs Public Schools where Shine Bright Boxes will be provided to local students who need them most.
Looking for a bonding experience for your team that inspires gratitude and hope? Becoming a Holiday Helper is a festive way to make a difference and connect with your team during the holiday season. Contact United Way of the Midlands’ volunteer team for more information about signing up your team to participate by calling 402-522-7949 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
With your belief and trust in what we do, we work alongside our partners to build awareness of community needs and form a Circle of Support to address those needs. We invest in more than 150 programs and direct services focused on social and economic disparities – removing barriers, creating opportunity and strengthening the systems that people rely on.